Archive - 2013
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced that the 2013 Abilene Area Pecan Show will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18. Residents of Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Nolan, Fisher and Taylor Counties are invited to submit their pecans for competition and judging.
To enter the 2013 Abilene Area Pecan Show, submit 42 nuts of each pecan variety in a resealable, plastic bag to the Taylor County Extension Office. Entries are now being accepted however, all entries are due to the Taylor County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.
Norma Bonner was the guest speaker at Christmas Story Hour at the County-City Library.
Bonner read Pete Saves Christmas, Bear Stays Up For Christmas, Gingerbread Boy and The Night Before Christmas at the end of which Santa Claus came out to visit with the children.
The library staff provided kids with the snowman crafts (made from paper plates) and goody bags with candy, goldfish crackers, notepad and pencil. "Friends of the Library" provided home-made cookies and milk for refreshments.
Find more photos in Thursday's edition.
Brenda Hollis, dietary director at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn seminar. The topic discussed was how to manage diabetes during the holiday season. Hollis had these tips for diabetics during this time of year:
â€¢ Weight management. Focus on weight management rather than weight loss.
â€¢ Exercise. Plan time for exercise. Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevents weight gain.
â€¢ Meals. Do not skip meals. Skipping breakfast or lunch before a big holiday dinner actually may cause one to overeat.
During Tuesday's City Commission meeting, reappointments were approved for continued service on some civic boards.
Elsie Pierce and Carol Cain will begin new terms as city appointees to the County-City Library board, which will expire on December 31, 2016. Both individuals were cited as dedicated members.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board of directors approved the purchase of some property at their meeting on Monday morning, which was then approved by the City Commission at their Tuesday morning meeting.
At Monday's SEED meeting, the board reviewed the Phase One study results from the Stevens property on West Broadway, located across from the Sweetwater Cattle Auction. This particular study makes sure that there are no pending environmental issues, and the report came back clean.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high girls and boys play at Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
Roscoe varsity boys will host tournament.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater boys host Bangs â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
The Blackwell girls tipped off District 14-A, Division II basketball play on Tuesday with a 37-22 home win over Veribest. Hailey Bennett and Brooklyn Harris each had 10 points for the Lady Hornets (3-2 overall), who led just 11-9 at halftime but used a 17-6 third-quarter surge to pull away.
Stephanie Metcalf scored eight points, Halee Sander-son five and Shianne Solis and Bailey McGlothlin had two points for Blackwell, which will have a much tougher district assignment on Friday when it hosts Garden City, which is currently ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 41. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph.
We'll have a 20 percent chance of showers tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 37. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Seed Survivor Mobile Exhibit, a plant nutrient classroom on wheels, visited Roscoe ISD Tuesday morning. The exhibit is used to introduce the younger generation to the importance of agriculture production of food and fiber, which supplies our nation's needs to survive and exist. Seed Survivor is a free, curriculum-based learning experience that encourages children in grades 1 through 6 to master the elements that plants need to grow.
A pursuit involving a stolen vehicle and multiple law enforcement entities came to a conclusion on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Fisher and Avenue A.
According to Lieutenant Randy Hanes with the Sweetwater Police Department, the vehicle used in the pursuit was stolen on Sunday evening. Eventually, the vehicle was spotted by Officer Moses Campa, which started the pursuit.
The suspects made an effort to flee, in which Hanes explained that the pursuit became dangerous at one point. The vehicle was driven on the wrong side of the interstate for at least a mileâ€™s distance.